John ''Jack'' Sheffield ''Pappy Jack'' passed away August 22, 2002 at the age of 78. Born in Pennsylvania, Jack has been a longtime resident of Torrance. He honorably served as a U.S. Army Sergeant in the Western Campaign during World War II. He subsequently became a lead mechanic with Western Airlines, where he worked for over 25 years. Jack is survived by his wife of 31 years, Frances, whom he loved and adored to the end; by his children, Eric and Curt Sheffield, Marcia Leinberger and Stacey Hayes; stepchildren Gary Kincade and Donna Hale; and by 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, including Kim and Rachel Hale and Grant Torre of Torrance. He also leaves behind many loving friends. Jack touched all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, August 28, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, at 11:00 A.M. at Rice Mortuary. Internment with military honors will follow with procession to at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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  1. Dear Fran, My dad and I were so sorry to hear of my Uncle Jack\’s passing.Mom and Dad often talked about their visits to CA to see you two. You know that he is no longer suffering and he is going to his heavenly home to wait for you. Keeping you in my prayers, Kimberly

  2. My prayers go out to the Sheffield family, and to my husband Eric in this time of loss. May God be with you and bless Jack Sheffield. Love Winnie

  3. I am Max Sheffield\’s sister-in-law. He was married to my oldest sister. Anyway, my sister Joyce and I used to babysit for Jack when he lived in PA. Sorry to hear about his death.

  4. Dear Aunt Fran, I sorry to hear about Uncle Jack. You know that he was one of my favorite uncles. He always teased me, especially calling me “Skinny Minny”. I\’ll always remember when Des and I would stay overnight with him as we were growing up. It was always fun. I hope you are well and know that Uncle Jack is now in a special place with Grandma and Pap and my mom. Love to you and your family. Sally

  5. Fran, We are sorry to hear about Jack. We remember all those bowling nights with him. I remember one tournament Jack, (I think you were there also) AD, Merle, Jack Lostlen, and I went to a restaurant for lunch. We flipped coins to see who would buy and I lost on the first flip, and Jack would never let me forget it. I can still hear him laughing and rubbing it in. What a joy in knowing Jack!!! Our sincerest condolences. Herman & Joni Janssen & family

  6. Jack was rough on the outside but soft hearted on the inside! Worked with Jack over 18 years before the merger. Great Guy!

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